2017-2019 Lincoln Continental Recalled Over Unintended Door Opening

If you’re driving a 2017-2019 Lincoln Continental from a certain lot, we have some bad news for you. The door could open unexpectedly while on the go, increasing the risk of injury.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that to blame are the door latch pawl motors, which may not function properly. If the door suddenly opens, drivers will be notified both visually and audibly, and they may encounter difficulty in closing it.

Also See: Can The Lincoln Continental Be Your Luxury Sedan Of Choice?

A total of 27,609 units of the 2017-2019 Continental are included in this recall. They were assembled at Flatrock between November 30, 2015, and November 14, 2018. As for the potentially faulty door latches, these were introduced into production from November 30, 2015, to November 25, 2018, with a 10-day break that ended on November 25, 2018.

Technicians will remove the latch assemblies on all four doors in the potentially affected Continentals. As usual, all work will be carried out free of charge by authorized dealers (Ford and Lincoln in this case).

Dealers have already been informed of the condition and owners should expect to hear from the automaker imminently, if they haven’t already. For more questions on the topic, they can contact the car brand’s Customer Service Line at 1-866-436-7332, or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Ford is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.


  • performante

    The proportions on this car are so odd. It’s always looked off to me.

    • Ben

      Executive sedans don’t look great with stubby hoods(which are usually seen in FWD vehicles).

  • StrangerGP

    I wonder how long it’ll take before the electronic door handles start to break down and you can’t get in.

  • Yishay

    This car was a big disappointment. They should have stayed closer to the concept

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